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- 2013 Virginia Independent Schools Division I State Champions
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The PVI Girls' Varsity Basketball team capped off their historical 2012-2013 season with winning their seventh consecutive VISAA Division I State Championship Saturday defeating Liberty Christian 73-53 in the finals at the Wakefield School in Plains, VA. The #1 seeded Lady Panthers defeated Ireton in the quarter-finals Wednesday and St. Annes Belfield Friday in the semi's. The win ended an amazing season for the girls who ended with a girls' basketball school record of 29-4. The Lady Panthers also finished tied for second in the WCAC regular season and third overall in the league. During the year, PVI started the season 23-0 and was ranked as high as #6 in USA Today nationally, top ten in ESPN National Girls' Basketball Rankings, top ten in Max Preps National Rankings as well as # 1 in the Washington Post, and # 1 in the state of Virginia. PVI will finish ranked in the Top 20 nationally in all of these polls as well as top 5 in the Washington Post and top three in DC Sports Fan. A very special way to send all nine seniors out on top with a win in their last game and cap off a legacy that will be hard to replace. The support of the parents, fans, and school community was second to none this year and we cannot thank everyone enough for all of their support.
Past Week in Lady Panther Basketball January 22
Lady Panthers Jump to # 1 in Washington Post & Remain # 6 in USA Today at 19-0
The Lady Panther Girls Varsity basketball team hosted CYO night on Friday night for their home game vs Ireton. The gym was packed with lady panther supporters and close to 100 CYO basketball players from several different teams. PVI wasted no time turning up the heat on Ireton as they dominated the game winning 73 - 32. After the game, all of the CYO players and fans stayed for close to thirty minutes to meet the Lady Panthers. It was a very special moment for the entire team to spend time with their supporters. On Saturday, the team took on Coolidge High School in an MLK Showcase at Riverdale Baptist. The lady panthers came away with a high scoring game winning 96 - 44. PVI will travel to McNamara for a 7:00 pm WCAC Match-up Tuesday and host Elizabeth Seton at 7:00 pm Friday night.
PVI Defeats #6 Nationally Ranked HD Woodson 63-52
The Lady Panthers traveled to Elizabeth Seton on Tuesday for their first WCAC contest. The first half featured several lead changes where PVI held on to a 25-24 halftime lead. In the second half, PVI pulled ahead by as many as 14 before Seton staged a comeback to get within six points. PVI held off Seton and came away with a 67-62 win for their first WCAC Conference win of the season.
On Saturday, PVI hosted cross town rival Flint Hill. With every player on the team able to contribute, the Lady Panthers jumped on them early. The second half was dominated by a well balanced attack ending with a PVI win 88 – 28.
In a great match-up on Sunday at Dematha, PVI took on the #6 ranked team in the country, according to USA Today, HD Woodson. The game went back and forth in the first half with the panthers holding onto a 3 point lead at the break. The Lady Panthers exploded in the second half right out of the locker room stretching their lead to as many as 17. HD came back within five in the fourth quarter but PVI finished strong upsetting the Lady Warriors 63-52. Junior forward Ariana Freeman was named game MVP with 28 points, 8 rebounds, and 7 steals. Senior point guard Lauren Cox had 12 points, which included three 3 pointers in the third quarter. It was the first time in PVI Girls Basketball history the Lady Panthers beat a top 10 nationally ranked opponent.
Washington Post Game Article: http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/highschools/paul-vi-girls-hold-on-to-defeat-woodson-63-52/2012/12/09/c2cbb898-423b-11e2-8061-253bccfc7532_story.html
The Lady Panthers JV team had their first conference game, things did not go as well as the team fell to Seton in a very tough environment. Serena Morales had a solid game with 11 points and 9 rebounds. Carolyn Noe sparked a 2nd half comeback attempt finishing with 14 points and grabbing 5 rebounds. This past Saturday, the JV team hosted Flint Hill and pulled away in the 2nd half to earn their 2nd win of the season. Taylor Marsengill had a huge game with 18 points and added 5 steals. Megan Toth also had a solid game with 8 points.
The Freshman team had their second game of the season on Tuesday was with WCAC conference foe Elizabeth Seton in Bladensburg, MD. Clinging to a narrow five point lead at half, the full court defensive pressure and some strong inside play in the second half allowed the Panthers pull away for a 42-22 win. Anna McFarlane led the team in scoring but again the scoring was very balanced
All teams will be in action at Ireton Tuesday Night for 4 / 5:45 / 7:30 games. PVI will host three games Friday night with Freshman team at 4:00 pm vs JPG and JV/Varsity taking on McNamara at 5:45 / 7:30. Saturday, the varsity team will play in the Tina Thompson College Showcase at McNamara vs. Ursuline Academy 7:00 pm
PVI Teams Go 3-0 In Openers
The PVI Girls Basketball Program started off on a great note this weekend going 3 - 0 with all teams in the 4th Annual Art Turner Tip Off. On Friday, The Varsity team dominated their home opener defeating Stone Ridge 88 - 20. Junior Ariana Freeman scored her 1000th career point during the first quarter of the game.
On Saturday, The freshmen girls team showed their strength in a dominating fashion taking down Visitation 56-26 in their home opener. The JV team also got off to a dominating start by taking care of Visitation 70-37. The last game of the day featured a battle of State Champions as PVI took on Division II state champion The Miller School. The game was close throughout the first half until PVI finally wore down the Miller School and cruised to a 66 - 42 win.
The Lady Panthers travel to Elizabeth Seton Tuesday with all three teams playing. On Saturday, the JV and Varsity team hosts Flint Hill at 1:45 pm & 3:30 pm. Sunday the Varsity team plays 1:15 pm at Dematha vs HD Woodson.
Be sure to check out "Paul VI Pride". The official newsletter of PVI Girls Basketball. Issue # 1 2012
Art Turner Tip Off 2012 Nov 30 & Dec 1 at PVI
Friday November 30
5:15 pm St Johns vs Miller
7:00 pm PVI vs Stone Ridge
Saturday December 1
12:00 pm PVI vs Visitation ( Freshman)
1:45 pm PVI vs Visitiation (JV)
3:30 pm PVI vs Miller (Varsity)
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PVI All State Awards
Sophomore Ariana Freeman was named VA Independent Schools State Player of the Year for Division I. Junior Marlena Tremba was named to the First Team All-State as well
Coach Scott Allen was named VA Independent Schools Division I State Coach of the year this past Tuesday. Allen was also named PVI Athletic Boosters Girls Coach of the year which was presented to him at the PVI Athletic Boosters Casino night on Saturday.
PVI Celebration Banquet and Awards Night
The PVI Lady Panthers Basketball Program closed out the 2011 - 2012 season with their celebration banquet on Monday at St Leo The Great School in Fairfax. Over 90 plus people attended the very special night as we celebrating an outstanding season for the Freshman, JV, and Varsity teams. The night featured several awards handed out.
The below received awards for the Varsity Team:
Hardest Working Player Award: Annie Kane
Best Defender Award: Lauren Cox
Coach's Award: Kendall Hunter
MVP: Ariana Freeman & Marlena Tremba
The below received awards for the JV Team:
Hardest Working Player Award: Caley Gormley
Coach's Award: Lauren Alger
Most Improved Player: Raney Swanberg
"VI" PEAT..Paul VI Girls Basketball State Championship Highlight Video
Latest PAUL VI PRIDE Newsletter..STATE CHAMPS EDITION
Richmond, Virginia 3 March. Head Coach Scott Allen said he felt the pressure on the drive to Richmond Friday morning. Following a convincing 70-31 victory on Wednesday against down State opponent and #8th seeded St. Ann Belfield the PVI Lady Panther’s had to travel to Benedictine High School to defend the Virginia Independent School State Championship that they had captured for the past five seasons. Standing directly in their way in the Semi-Finals was the formidable cross-town rival Flint Hill Huskies that had taken the Panthers to overtime in the past two State title games. Coach Allen commented on how “long the bus ride seemed” as each mile passed and the worries in his mind mounted.
The pressure of being the #1 seed and winning such an unprecedented number of consecutive championships appeared to be too much for the Panthers to handle as they got off to a slow start in the Semi-Final, trailing 14-8 at the end of the 1st quarter of play. During the break, the coaches challenged the girls to play “their game” and relax! They did just that in the 2nd quarter – out scoring Flint Hill 29-9 by executing a ferocious full-court press that led to a 14 point half. Throughout the second half they never let up the pressure on the senior-that at one point reaching a 24 point lead. The final score was 69-52, with Ariana Freeman (26 pts) and Marlena Tremba (22pts) leading the scoring for the Panthers. The signature PVI defensive pressure was the key to victory though, as the girls simply never let Flint Hill get on track offensively.
Saturday brought the VISAA State Championship game and opponent #3 seed Liberty Christian Academy from Lynchburg, upset winners Friday over #2 seed St. Catherine’s of Richmond. Even though the LCA team featured an outstanding and experienced (and tall) lineup, the coaches implored the team in the pre-game to show what the “Paul VI on our shirts stood for and to apply the pressure that only we could bring!” And that they did making it extremely difficult for LCA to get the ball up the court to its talented inside tandem, limiting them to very few opportunities to take advantage of their height advantage over the Panthers. Once again, however, the Panthers had to overcome a slow start offensively, and were clinging to a narrow lead mid-way through the 2nd quarter when Junior guard Marlena Tremba put LCA in shock with a sizzling four 3-pointers within a four minute span to distance the Panthers from the stunned LCA team. The final score after a total team effort was – PVI – 67 Liberty Christian 45 – left no doubt in anyone’s minds that Paul VI continues to be the premier team of the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association.
The Panthers placed two players on the VISAA Division I All Tournament Team, Marlena Tremba whose scoring throughout the tournament (18.6 ppg) was critical to the team’s success in the tournament, and Junior point guard Lauren Cox, who in addition to providing stability and leadership to the Panther attack, took on the responsibility of defending the oppositions best shooter in each game. Taking Tournament Most Valuable Player honors was Sophomore Ariana Freeman who in addition to leading PVI in scoring in the tournament (averaging 25.6 points per game) also was a totally dominate force on the defensive end of the floor causing havoc at the top of the stifling PVI full-court press and on the boards pulling down team leading rebounds in each game.
In addition to the unprecedented 6th straight VISAA title the 2011-12, no other basketball team in the history of the VISAA has won six consecutive state championships and it is up for argument that no other sports team has won six straight in any sport in the history of the VISAA. Also, PVI tied their own girls basketball school record for most wins in a season with 23 and finished 4th in the WCAC for the year. Time to relax and rest on their laurels? Not really!. Number 7? Why not? There are #13 VISAA State Titles now on our banner in the PAC (out of last 15 years). Next year’s goal - #14!!
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE LADY PANTHERS!!! Lauren Cox, Kasey Curtis, Annie Kane, Marilisa Morales, Mariel Simko, Josey Swanberg, Marlena Tremba, Ariana Freeman, Lindsey Oblitey, Kendall Hunter, Megan Plombom, Kayla Meador, and Lauren Alger. Student Assistants Nicole Miller & Veronica Mercado..And to the entire PVI Coaching Staff – Scott Allen, Parker Roach, Jeff Benjamin, Christina Stepanovich, Kelly Brabec, Tony Conques, Leanne Conques, and Julie Jones. The entire Paul VI community is proud of your accomplishments!!
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Go Lady Panthers!!!
Last Week in Hoops with the Lady Panthers
Bulldog Bash Schedule (click here)
PVI Lady Panthers had another strong week of hoops for all teams. The Varsity team came away with a 59-50 vs previous undefeated Elizabeth Seton with a 59-50 win on Tuesday and then picked up a 69 - 25 win over Garfield on Friday. The lady panthers will be back in action on Tuesday Dec 27 at Westfield High School for the Bulldog Bash vs undefeated Potomac High School at 10:45 am. Please see the link above on the top of the page for the web site for the tournament.
The JV team picked up two wins again this week as well with wins over Elizabeth Seton and Garfield
The freshman team defeated Forrest Park on Tuesday and John Paul the Great on Weds.
Last Week in Hoops with the Lady Panthers
Paul VI Lady Panthers Basketball Program had a great week of basketball for all levels. All three teams swept all three games Tuesday vs Ireton and Saturday vs Flint Hill. Congrats to all players and coaches on a great week!!
All three lady panther teams are in action Tuesday night with the Freshman game starting at 4:00 pm vs Forrest Park. The JV and Varsity team will face Elizabeth Seton 5:45 pm / 7:30 pm. On Weds, the Freshman team will face John Paul the Great at 4:00 pm. Friday the JV and Varsity team plays host to Garfield with the JV game starting at 4:30 pm
Come on out and support PVI Lady Panther Basketball!!
PVI's Past Week of Hoops
PVI Lady Panthers Basketball program had a very busy past week of hoops. The Lady Panthers traveled to McNamara on Monday playing their third game in four days. PVI never trailed during the game and came away with a 48 - 40 win! It is only the second time in school history PVI has picked up a win at Mcnamara. The JV team also had a very strong performance coming away with an impressive 51-27 win.
On Friday, the team traveled to Charlottesville, VA to the Miller School College Showcase. PVI lost a tough one to the host Miller School down to the wire 48-47 Friday and picked up a good win on Saturday with a 70-67 over Norfolk Christian.
The Lady Panthers Freshman team picked up two wins this past week over Woodbridge and Visitation. The team currently is 3 - 0.
All teams will be in action Tuesday vs Ireton at home and Saturday at Flint Hill
PVI defeats Mcnamara 48 - 40
PVI Lady Panthers defeated Bishop Mcnamara 48 - 40 on Monday Dec 5. It is the second time in over 15 years that PVI has come away with a win at Mcnamara. PVI took a 23-21 lead into halftime and was able to hold on to a 48-40 win with a solid team effort by everyone. PVI moves to 3-0 and
1-0 in the WCAC. PVI JV Team also came away with a strong showing with a 51-27 win as well at Mcnamara.
PVI Takes the Art Turner Memorial Tip Off Title
The PVI Lady Panthers captured the Art Turner Memorial Tip Off on Saturday with a 67-52 win over Princeton Day Academy (MD). It was an outstanding team effort in the championship game with all PVI players contributing. The lady Panthers opened the tournament Friday night with a win over Jefferson (VA) setting up the finals game vs Princeton Day Academy who defeated Stone Ridge in their opener. Junior PG Lauren Cox was named to the All-Tournament Team and Sophomore Forward Ariana Freeman was named Tournament MVP. Great job by all PVI Staff and Parents to put on such a special Tip Off this weekend.
DC Metro College Showcase Testimonials
We have received some awesome feedback from our DC Metro College Showcase. Below are some testimonials we have received!!
"The showcase was a great way to put the considerable local talent in front of the coaches already in town for USJN. It gave my daughter a unique opportunity to play to her strengths in front of an impressive number of D1 coaches in a close, focused setting - and led to a lot of recruiting interest and a D I scholarship offer for my daughter. Thanks again for all the hard work and exposure you provided for these girls as it will always be remembered as one of the main reasons for all the college interest and scholarship for Liz"
Thanks again. Kate Baines..Liz McNaughton's Mom (UMBC 2012 Signee)
"I want to praise you and the entire DC Metro Showcase staff on an excellent job hosting the showcase last night. This was such a professionally run event and I know it took a lot of time and hard work to pull off such a great event. This showcase was excellent. My daughter truly enjoyed herself and the opportunity for all of those coaches to see her was truly a blessing. You provided those young ladies last night with an opportunity and I know they all appreciated it. Everything was so well run from the registration process, to the NCAA video and the selection of the teams. So often, certain young ladies are singled out and get the opportunity to play on the main floor all the time. You and your staff gave every young lady an opportunity to be showcased on every floor. I can’t begin to tell you how many people I have spoken to today and told them about that absolutely wonderful showcase that my daughter had the opportunity to attend last night. I was totally impressed with the entire event. I want to say thank you to you and your staff on a job well done!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I really hope you consider having another event during the fall."
Please keep me informed of any upcoming showcases!
Yvette S. Parker
I want to commend you and your staff on a job well done!!!!!!! I know it took a lot of hard work to put this showcase together, and it shows hard work pays off. I have taken my daughter to many individual showcases in this area and I can say none of them compared to what my daughter and I experienced on yesterday. The registration process was easy, the assigned teams, the times of games to be played, everything thing I must say was top notch, and not to mention the number of college coaches that were there!!!! Many times we are given a lot of false information on college coaches that attend these types of events, you pay your money and you don't get what was promised. I must admit I was hesitant at first but I am so glad I decided to be a part of this!!!! Again I say Thank You!!!!!! Please keep me informed of any upcoming showcases!!!!!!
I am writing to congratulate you on a great showcase yesterday. My daughter participated and thought it was one of the very best she had been to. Well organized and well attended by both players and coaches.
Thanks and we are looking forward to the next event you host.
DC Metro College Showcase a HUGE success
89 players from VA, DC, MD, and NY packed into Paul VI on Monday night July 25th for our first ever DC Metro College Showcase. Over 90 college coaches representing 73 Colleges/Universities attended and watched all the participants throughout the evening. The event went very smoothly and was an outstanding opportunity for all players to play in front of a large crowd of college coaches.
Colleges that attended:
American University, Appalachin State Univ, ASA College (JUCO)
Averett University, Boston College, Boston University, Central Ct State
Christopher Newport Univ, Cincinnati, Cornell University, Davidson
Davis & Elkins, Delaware State Univ, Drexel University, Duquesne Univ
East Carolina University, Eastern Michigan Univ, Fairleigh Dickinson Univ
Frostburg State Univ, George Mason Univ, Georgetown University
Gordon College, Hofstra University, Holy Cross, Iona College, Jacksonville Univ JMU, Lafayette College, Long Island University, Louisville Univ, Loyola University, MD, LSU, Lynchburg College,
Monmouth University, Morgan State Univ, Mount St. Mary's, Notre Dame, Qunnipiac, Radford, Rider, Robert Morris, Shenandoah University,
South Alabama, St. Francis College NY, St. Francis PA,
St. Joseph University, Stetson University, Stevens Institute of Tech, Towson University, UCF, UCLA, UCSB, UMASS, UMBC, UNCG,
Univ of Mary Washington, Univ of New Hampshire, Univ of Richmond
Univ. of Colorado, Univ. of Delware, Univ. of Virginia
University of Illinois, VA Tech, VCU, Villanova Univ, Virginia Union Univ
Virginia Wesleyan , Wake Forest, Washington College,
West Liberty University, West VA State University, William & Mary
We are already making plans for our second DC Metro College Showcase for Next July 2012. Thanks again to all that attended!!!
Paul VI Lady Panthers Thrive for FIVE Straight State Championships
The Paul VI Lady Panthers Varsity Basketball team captured an amazing fifth consecutive Virginia Independent Schools State Championship with an incredible overtime win, 48-41, over Flint Hill Saturday in Richmond. Freshman forward Ariana Freeman was fouled as the regulation game clock expired and sank two free throws with no time left on the clock to tie the score 39-39 and force overtime. In OT, the Panthers momentum rolled as Sophomore Guard and State Tournament MVP, Marlena Tremba, hit a three pointer, made 4 straight free throws coupled with a lay-up from Freeman outscoring Flint Hill 9 - 2 in OT, sealing the 5th consecutive VIS State Title for the Panthers. Senior Devan Fitzsimmons and Freshman Ariana Freeman were named to the All-Tournament team. Sophomore Marlena Tremba was named State Tournament MVP. Senior Devan Fitzsimmons ends her basketball career at Paul VI going 4 for 4 in state titles.
The road the the finals began with a 65-25 Quarter-Final win over St Gertrude's at home Wednesday. PVI then faced rival # 4 seed Bishop O'Connell on Friday in the State Semi-finals at Benedictine High School in Richmond which hosted the State Championships. The lady panthers came away with a 71-51 win setting up last years finals rematch against Flint Hill.
The State Championship win tops off an amazing season for the youthful Lady Panthers, who’s roster consists of three freshman, six sophomores, and two seniors. PVI returned only captain Devan Fitzsimmons from the 2009-10 season and featured ten new faces that have never played together. PVI finishes with 21 wins which includes 10 WCAC conference wins on the season. The 21 wins is the second most wins in PVI girls basketball history as well as the ten conference wins. The future looks very bright and exciting!!
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